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    Senior Member pstrwife's Avatar
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    Has anyone made a quilt using cotton fabric and seersucker fabric? Pros and cons please. Our little church group, Kreative Krazy Kuilters had scraps of all sizes donates to us. We (being true quilters) can't throw anything away & would like some advice if seersucker is hard to work with. Thank you all for all your help.

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    I haven't quilted with it but did make several outfits with it for clothing back in the day....

    Was easy to sew with so think it would be fine for some scrappy quilts.

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    I have with no problems!

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    I was considering it. I may use green seersucker for leaves, so the extra texture will be fine.

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    Some can have a little more stretch than quilting cotton, but I think it would be cute in a quilt :D:D:D

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    I do not have a lot of experience but I thought about a quilt made out of seerducker just for the texture

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    no reason not to give it a try- may need a bit of stablizer-if it's thin-if it's not so thin the stablizer won't be necessary- i've used it for appliques and some in a crazy quilt. adding texture to a quilt is a good thing :)

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    I did a whole quilt of it - but don't think I would like to mix it with flat weave cotton. The texture is too different. Also - I tied my quilt, did not quilt it and don't think I would like to because of the texture issue.

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    You can make string quilts out of everything and anything. Use a foundation to piece them, I tie them using a blanket or poly batting.

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    I appliqued seersucker piggies on cotton and had no trouble with it.......it stretches a minimal amount because of the wavy texture so you might take that into account if you're using it to piece.

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    Just wondering when you try to press the seersucker...what will the result be? You might want to do a little test first.

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    I just quilted a lap quilt on my long arm that had a seersucker border. I did not notice any difference.

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    Some one gave my mother one after she was diagnosed with cancer the first time. It was lovely, and after several washing just kept getting softer. She really loved it. I often wonder what happened to it when she died.

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    I used it in a baby quilt once. I needed a pastel multicolor stripe and could only find it in seersucker. Used it for sashing and borders. The blocks were gingham. It worked fine, washes beautifully, and it still looks great after 9 years. I didn't do any heavy pressing on it, just pressed the seams. Used it for the backing and binding also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb44
    I used it in a baby quilt once. I needed a pastel multicolor stripe and could only find it in seersucker. Used it for sashing and borders. The blocks were gingham. It worked fine, washes beautifully, and it still looks great after 9 years. I didn't do any heavy pressing on it, just pressed the seams. Used it for the backing and binding also.
    Barb44, did you wash the seersucker before you cut and quilted it? I've heard seersucker shrinks something like flannel. That's my only concern.... will it shrink out of proportion with the rest of the quilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinlauren
    I appliqued seersucker piggies on cotton and had no trouble with it.......it stretches a minimal amount because of the wavy texture so you might take that into account if you're using it to piece.
    Oh, that would be sweet. Little wrinkled piggies. What a great idea!

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    I have done this before with no problem. I think seersucker is great for summer quilts and also very soft for babies.

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    Thanks for such good tips! I have a full shelf of seersucker in my fabric room and have often wondered if it would work for a quilt. It has all been pre-washed so guess I will give it a try.

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    I don't know about using it in a quilt, but I love seersucker because it's lightweight, washes and wears without wrinkles, and is great to wear on a hot sweaty day.

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    I've used it in quilts, along with denim, corduroy, cotton velvet, jersey. They all work just fine.

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    ...might want to consider making quick strip quilt blocks...have seen some really cute quilts with seersucker mixed in with the "traditional" cottons....!

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    I have used seersucker in quilts from time to time and had no problems.

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    I made an all seersucker giant log cabin. The idea was in a magazine. I will attach a picture. It washes well.
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    How different can it be from the fabric treated with that new stuff - "texture Magic"(?)

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    I've done a couple of baby quilts. shhh my kids haven't seen them yet. They are made with seersucker that I had made them clothes with when they were younger. I found the extra fabric when tidying up and made a couple of adoreable quilts. The seersucker is a little stretchier than the cottons, so you have to be careful that way....

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